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HMC opens treatment facility for blood vessel disorders in brain, spine

Qatar
QNA


Doha: Hamad General Hospital, part of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) officially opened its state-of-the-art Neuroangiography Suite which will provide an advanced treatment for patients with serious blood vessel disorders in the brain and spine.

Patients with acute stroke, tumors, vascular malformations and brain aneurysms, as well as children with developmental disorders in their blood vessels, will be among those to benefit from the cutting-edge technology in the new facility.

Minister of Public Health Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari attended a ribbon cutting ceremony along with senior HMC clinicians involved in the development and operation of the facility.

"The Neuroangiography Suite adds to HMC’s existing portfolio of advanced services for these patients. Today’s official opening highlights Qatar’s commitment to expand and improve the quality of specialised care services in the public health sector," said Al Kuwari.

She added that the prevalence of risk factors like diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol, led to an increase in acute and chronic vascular disorders of the central nervous system is high in Qatar.

She noted that more than 1000 people suffer from acute stroke each year.

"The Neuroangiography Suite adds to HMC’s existing portfolio of advanced services for these patients. Today’s official opening highlights Qatar’s commitment to expand and improve the quality of specialised care services in the public health sector," the minister said.

One of the key strengths of the facility is the advanced bi-plane angiography CT imaging it offers.

Angiography is an imaging technique used to view the inside of blood vessels and organs of the body, especially the arteries, veins and the heart chambers, according to Chairman of Neuroradiology at HMC Dr. Ahmed Own.

"The Neuroangiography Suite is the first and only facility in Qatar to offer bi-plane angiography. This complex imaging system results in highly detailed three-dimensional views of blood vessels leading to the brain and deep within the brain,’ Dr. Own said.

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